accident http://kbia.org en CPD: No charges in October I-70 bicyclist death, dept. response OK http://kbia.org/post/cpd-no-charges-october-i-70-bicyclist-death-dept-response-ok <p>The Columbia Police Department says it will not charge the driver of a semi-truck that hit and killed a bicyclist on 1-70 in the early morning hours in October. Department spokesperson Captain Joe Bernhard says the driver’s statements and physical evidence at the scene suggest 36-year-old Ennis Patrick was riding his bike on the main traveled portion of the roadway, and there is no criminal offense on the part of the driver.</p><p>The investigation also looked into the department’s response to the accident: the remains stayed on the side of the highway for more than 8 hours before they were identified as human. Bernhard says two different officers drove by the scene shortly after the truck driver reported hitting something on the road, but both thought it was a deer that had been hit, and there was nothing on the roadway that needed to be cleared. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 22:16:16 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 45559 at http://kbia.org CPD: No charges in October I-70 bicyclist death, dept. response OK It's that time of year to look out for deer on the road http://kbia.org/post/its-time-year-look-out-deer-road <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">November is deer-mating season, and as the deer mate -- drivers are at a higher risk of hitting them.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 12:12:30 +0000 Shale Remien 43380 at http://kbia.org It's that time of year to look out for deer on the road Motorcycle crash in Columbia kills one http://kbia.org/post/motorcycle-crash-columbia-kills-one <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A 29-year old has died following a motorcycle crash in Columbia this weekend. The Columbia Police Department said Brandon E. </span>Bainter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> lost control of his motorcycle early Sunday morning. He was traveling on Broadway toward Westwood Avenue when he went off the left side of the road. The motorcycle then hit a utility pole.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said excessive speed is believed to be a factor.</span></p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:21:46 +0000 Associated Press 36637 at http://kbia.org Motorcycle crash in Columbia kills one Mo. fire marshal advises caution with fireworks http://kbia.org/post/mo-fire-marshal-advises-caution-fireworks <p>The Missouri fire marshal's office is urging people to be cautious with fireworks, saying that people should light only one at a time and keep water nearby.</p><p>Sales of fireworks by licensed seasonal retailers in Missouri began last week and continue through July 9.</p><p>State Fire Marshal Randy Cole said the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to watch public displays by trained professionals.</p><p>Cole's office recommended that anyone drinking alcohol avoid handling fireworks and consider giving the duties to a "designated shooter."</p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 12:24:47 +0000 Associated Press 35939 at http://kbia.org Mo. fire marshal advises caution with fireworks MoDOT reports slight increase in traffic fatalities for 2012 http://kbia.org/post/modot-reports-slight-increase-traffic-fatalities-2012 <p>The Missouri Department of Transportation is reporting a slight increase in traffic fatalities for the year 2012 – that’s expected to be about a 3 percent increase from last year.</p><p> Thu, 27 Dec 2012 22:55:24 +0000 Janet Saidi 26509 at http://kbia.org MoDOT reports slight increase in traffic fatalities for 2012 Columbia woman getting back accidental donation http://kbia.org/post/columbia-woman-getting-back-accidental-donation <p>A Columbia woman is getting back $1,300 she accidentally left among items she donated to a Goodwill store last year.</p><p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 13:49:04 +0000 Associated Press 18430 at http://kbia.org Columbia woman getting back accidental donation